This tea is outta the Here’s Hoping Travelling Teabox!

Wow tart! I immediately thought after one sip I need to ice this, so I dumped it into my tumbler and steeped up a little more. With some honey, tasted not too bad. A little fruity cherry syrup, but mostly hibiscusy floral. I’m getting a bit of grassy flat flavor. I swear there’s bamboo leaves in this – looks like it but not listed as an ingredient.

Ehhh, I prefer Steep City’s Blushing Geisha for a green hibiscus tea. Better floral, less flat of a tea and less muddled sugar flavor, but I’m happy to of tried more Teavana stuff.

Preparation
Iced
KittyLovesTea

Have you tried Sakura Blossom by itself? Just curious.

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Salted sakura blossom, yes. It was interesting and salty! Like floral cherry pickles!

KittyLovesTea

I forgot whom but someone mentioned to be that you had reviewed it. I treated myself to some from Japan but hadn’t really found much information on it. Sounds deliciously interesting!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

where did I put that review..
ah ha http://oolongowl.com/2013/04/03/sakura-tea-from-yunomi-us-tea-review/

oh right, totally try it with some sencha (or sake if you are into that)

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KittyLovesTea

Have you tried Sakura Blossom by itself? Just curious.

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

Salted sakura blossom, yes. It was interesting and salty! Like floral cherry pickles!

KittyLovesTea

I forgot whom but someone mentioned to be that you had reviewed it. I treated myself to some from Japan but hadn’t really found much information on it. Sounds deliciously interesting!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

where did I put that review..
ah ha http://oolongowl.com/2013/04/03/sakura-tea-from-yunomi-us-tea-review/

oh right, totally try it with some sencha (or sake if you are into that)

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
DAVIDsTea
Della Terra Teas
Lupicia
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Yunomi.us
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA

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